Government of the Republic of Fiji
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service
15th January 2012, Suva: Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama sent a congratulatory note to the President of Kiribati Anote Tong on his recent Presidential election victory.
In his message, Prime Minister Bainimarama said that President Tong’s win “rewards an untiring commitment to serving the iKiribati people in particular and the Pacific peoples in general”.
President Tong was this week re-elected to the seat of Presidency in the island nation for a third term.
“In re-electing you, the people of Kiribati have validated their trust in your assurance, stability and positivity at a time when the world is plagued with volatility and doubt, and the region, in particular needs to be asserting its voice in resilience to changing dynamics in all aspects of international relations”, Prime Minister Bainimarama said.
Fiji and Kiribati have had long standing bilateral relations both through trade and economic partnerships and have worked closely with each other in regional matters.
“This message acknowledges that through our long-standing values and friendship, we will work together to preserve peace and prosperity in the region and beyond. Rest assured that you may count on Fiji and on my personal support”.
“Please accept my warmest congratulations, both personally and on behalf of the people and Government of Fiji”, Prime Minister Bainimarama said.
Source: Fiji Ministry of Information
Ministry of Foreign Affairs P. O. Box 2220 Government Buildings Suva, Fiji